Update on Javis / A little break/ Happy Thanksgiving :)

Last week the kids had a day off of school and I was babysitting them. Javis was playing rough with the dog/ jumping on his bed, eating well for the first time in days since the injury.  ( If you missed that post it is HERE )

So when I let the DIL know this, she contacted the doctor in regards to his neck injury and they moved up the checkup from two weeks to one. The good news there and in regards to his Xray was that he could remove his neck brace.

But when I was down there the other day after school, he’d had an F on a paper!  He’s never had something like that.  Javis has always been an A student.

My DIL posted this on FB after the follow-up with the concussion specialist :

“He is still currently showing signs of a significant concussion. But also signs of PTSD. Dr also gave him an eye test that she wasn’t pleased with (slow, jumpy eye movements) Good news is we have a game plan (routine visits every 2-3 weeks, rehab/therapy, exercises, routine schedule and academic accommodations) and she seemed pretty confident that he will heal within a few weeks. Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers and messages! “

( He’s having nightmares ( the PTSD) and troubles with schoolwork. The school will accomodate…less workload, retests as necessary until he overcomes this. )

Another issue is the bills. My son has a huge deductible and will probably have to pay all of these bills himself. They signed a waiver so the football association is not responsible at all ( even though the other team played “dirty” and the boy who did this was a good 3x larger than Javis :(

It’s dreary, rainy and muddy here and I’ve not been in the mood to blog or be online very much lately.  I guess that we are settling in for winter here :)

My oldest son will come home from St. Louis for Thanksgiving. If you spend a certain amount at the local grocery store over time, you get a free turkey. My 14 lb. free one is in my middle son’s freezer down the street.  I’ll get it out and cook it traditionally so that we can have traditional tasting gravy. HE will cook a 22+ lb. bacon-wrapped turkey that tastes great but does not bode well for gravy as he learned a few years ago :)

I will also make the stuffing and a corn souffle. From the list that my DIL sent to me the other day, other people have signed up for green bean casserole, cookies, pies, desserts, beer, Greek grape leaves, seven layer salad, a dip / snacks, spinach dip, juice boxes for the kids, pumpkin roll, mashed potates, mac & cheese, more desserts….I am sure that more will be added on.

For MOST of my life, I hosted Thanksgiving & Christmas. Fancy tablecloths, china, the whole bit…I am so enjoying THIS part of my life where I do not host :)

Whatever YOU do, I am wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, here in the U.S.A. and I am going to take a little break in regards to blogging and not worry about getting the next post up for awhile :)

I’ve been mostly in a reading / research mode this week, so just a wee bit of quilting…still working on this block, and the light is lousy since it gets dark so early now :(

Last for this post, my youngest son’s pit bull has started a new habit. If I am on the computer in the early evening, and he is feeling cuddly, he’s started to jump in to the computer chair behind me! :)

He was on the floor with Jugsy in the above shot, then decided to hop up to cuddle me )

Have a happy Thanksgiving :)  I am going to take a blogging break until I feel in the mood to do another post after the holiday :)

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22 Responses to Update on Javis / A little break/ Happy Thanksgiving :)

  1. Karen says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Deb and it sounds like a feast for sure – must be quite a few gathering – here just a tiny group of 4 – I found the smallest turkey I could and have a 9.5 lb turkey and only 3 of the 4 eat turkey so there will be the usual sides and some other kind of meat dish for the picky person. I do hope Jarvis will be feeling better soon and back to “normal” these concussions are awful for the young ones and so sorry about the medical bills your son’s family is facing – blog when you can!

  2. Robin says:

    I need to feel happier about hosting Thanksgiving like you do. Sometimes I would like to go to someone’s else’s house, but then, I’d miss out on my gravy and leftovers. So, this year I assigned myself the turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie and the rest of the food is coming with my kids. Your son’s dog is quite the character. Love seeing your hand quilting progress.

  3. I hope Jarvis continues to improve, so sorry about the bills that come with this. I love Thanksgiving the most of all the holidays of the year, we will have a wonderful day. Your meal sounds like a winner!!

  4. barb says:

    Hope Jarvis continues to improve –
    Have a great Thanksgiving. We’re only 3 this year but we still make the same foods :)
    what cute dogs!

  5. Eileen says:

    Hello, I have to go back and read the first post about Jarvis. I pray he continues to recover. It is sad about the health care bills, maybe the doc’s can write some off? Love the cute furbaby photos. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy your break!

  6. Love to see your quilting and the pet pics! I’m so sorry about this. When is the US going to become like other countries and make healthcare a right and not a luxury?

  7. BillieBee says:

    So glad your grandson is doing better.

  8. FlowerLady says:

    So sorry to read about Javis and hope that in time with rehab, etc. he will be back to normal.

    Your Thanksgiving plans sound yummy. Have a great time with family.


  9. cheri says:

    Sounds like you and your family have had quite a time, hope Jarvis gets better soon but maybe he needs just a little more time. Thats a shame about the bills, it’s horrible we all have to stress about that when a family member is healing. Sounds like he has an amazing support system. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

  10. Football can be such a dangerous sport. I am so sorry about Jarvis and the medical bills. I’ll concur with Brenda in this regard.

    Blog breaks are a good thing, so take your time. I’ve been taking a break and it feels great. (Don’t bother to visit as you’ve already commented twice on my latest lol).

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving!


  11. Margie Miller says:

    I did not want my sons to play football and anyhow they preferred to wrestle. Both lettered in wrestling. I am so sorry about Jarvis’ injury. I hope his rehab goes well.

    I gave up doing Thanksgiving dinner when I moved into the apartment. My daughter took it over. Since my older son and his wife will be here for Thanksgiving, we will just have the five of us.

    My grandson and his wife and two children are going to Topeka to her family this year.

  12. Margie Miller says:

    P.S. I will do the corn casserole and Waldorf salad for the dinner and I always clean up afterward.

  13. Judy Miller says:

    I think a lot of us just aren’t in the blogging mood right now. Lordy–it gets dark at 4:30 and I’m ready for bed at 9:00–because it seems like it has been dark and bedtime for hours and hours.
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  14. Here’s hoping Javis is continuing to feel better. Your dinner sounds delicious, and I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday. :-)

  15. Kyle says:

    Hopefully, Javis will bounce back quickly. Enjoy your Thansgiving without being the hostess. That’s my plan this year too! Sneak in some quilting when you can. It does the mind good.

  16. Mary says:

    That is scary news on Javis, but I pray therapy and time will help his recovery. Hope you get to relax this week! mary in Az

  17. Joanna says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  18. That’s so frightening about your grandson, I had missed that post, Deb. Glad to hear he’s doing better but still, wow, scary! I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving, that’s quite the feast you all have planned!

  19. audrey says:

    We didn’t let our sons play tackle football and everytime I read a story like your grandsons I am so glad. Super happy for you that hes’ doing better and I hope he continues to improve in every way. It’s lovely to spend time with family for Thanksgiving and it sounds like your family all takes part in the preparations which is wonderful. Hope you have a great holiday yourself!

  20. Bernie says:

    Poor Javis – I have heard concussions do take a while to completely heal. It sounds like the school is going to be patient and accommodating, which is a good thing. Football scares me. Too many stories like this.

    Sounds like a break from the computer and lots of family time is just what you need. Relax and enjoy being with your kids. We will all be here when you return.

    Happy Thanksgiving Deb.

  21. Grandma Kc says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Debra! How frightening all of Jarvis’ health scare has been for all of you. Keeping really good thoughts for all of you. Keep us posted.

  22. Joyce says:

    Such craziness at my house over the past week (6 guests from Texas moving in and needing food and fun!) that I recall reading this but not commenting! I am happy about Javis. I am chuckling over Koopa, and I am grateful that we both will be surrounded with happy family over the holiday weekend!

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